Research

Research themes are linked below with recent publications.

Temporal coordination in performance

What are the temporal mechanisms that allow people to plan and produce upcoming events? Palmer et al, 2009; Loehr et al, 2011; Loehr & Palmer, 2011; Maes et al, 2015.

Deficits in coordination

How do beat-deaf individuals coordinate movement with sound? Phillips-Silver et al, 2011; Palmer et al 2014; Mathias et al, 2016.

Joint performance

How do people coordinate their behaviour with a partner? Goebl & Palmer, 2009; Loehr & Palmer, 2011; Palmer & Loehr, 2013; Zamm et al, 2015; Zamm et al, 2016; Schultz et al, 2016.

Sensory feedback in performance

How does sensory (auditory, tactile, visual) information influence actions in real time? Goebl & Palmer, 2008; Loehr & Palmer, 2009; Pfordresher et al, 2011.

Imagery in performance

How do auditory and motor imagery affect performance? Brown & Palmer, 2012; Brown & Palmer, 2013; Palmer, 2015.

Memory retrieval in performance

How does memory retrieval and item selection occur during performance? Palmer & Pfordresher, 2003Pfordresher et al, 2007; Palmer et al, 2012; Mathias et al, 2015; Van Hedger et al, 2015; Gingras et al, 2016.

Motion capture of action planning

How do performers and speakers prepare and execute actions? Palmer et al, 2009; Dalla Bella & Palmer, 2011Goebl & Palmer, 2013; Livingstone & Palmer, 2016.

Neural correlates of sequencing

How do fmri and electrophysiological measures reflect performers' sequencing behaviors? Palmer et al, 2009; Brown et al, 2013; Mathias et al, 2015; Mathias et al, 2016.

Emotional expression in performance

How do performers and speakers express emotion through movement? Livingstone et al, 2015; Quinto et al, 2014.

Prosody in music and speech

Which aspects of music performance constitute a prosody? Which are shared with speech prosody? Palmer & Hutchins, 2006; Lidji et al, 2011; Pivneva, 2012.

Research summaries

For reviews of music performance, see Palmer, 1997; Palmer, 2005; Palmer, 2013; Maes et al, 2014.